Springfield Park officially opened as a public park in 1905 and takes its name from its unique geology. The park was formed from the grounds of three private houses, of which only Springfield House (The White House) remains.
The park is 14.73 hectares in size, with formal gardens and conservation areas and has extensive views across Walthamstow Marshes.
The park holds a Green Flag award. Green Flags are given to the best green spaces in the country and are awarded each year to make sure the quality of the green space remains high.
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In 2017 the Council secured investment from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to undertake a £4.1 million restoration project at Springfield Park. This included refurbishment of Springfield House which now includes an extension to offer new toilet facilities.
A new play area situated near the house for our youngest visitors and construction of a brand new venue – The Glass House. We are now delivering various activities and events in the park – you can find out more by signing up to our newsletter or by visiting our eventbrite page.
Springfield House and cafe
Springfield House and the cafe are now open between 10am and 4pm 7 days a week.
Free group exercise classes at Springfield Park
Active Within offers group exercise classes at the bandstand. The classes available are:
- Yoga – Wednesdays at 12pm to 1pm
- Bootcamp – Thursdays at 12pm to 1pm
- Gentle exercise (Women only) – Sundays 10am to 11am
All classes are free and all ages and abilities are welcome. Donations are welcome to help continue the programme. For more information and to sign up, visit Eventbrite.
The Glass House
Located on the same site as the parks original Victorian glass house, The Glass House is a breathtaking community venue available for weddings, civil ceremonies, community classes, meetings and special events all year round.
The venue features various retractable skylights that will allow you the feeling of an outdoor event while having the security of a covered venue with the press of a button.
If that is not enough, you have exclusive access to the private courtyard when booking the Orchard Room to bring even more park life to your event.
Get in touch with the team to book your wedding ceremony or event at The Glass House.
Current volunteering opportunities are listed on our eventbrite page – but if you have specific skills you would like to share or develop, please complete this form.
- athletics track (seasonal)
- children’s playground
- conservation area
- cricket pitch
- The Glass House
- organic food growing
- outdoor chess boards
- Springfield Park Café – open Monday-Sunday, 10am-4pm
- table tennis table
- tennis courts
- toilets and accessible toilets
The toilets located next to Springfield House are open:
1 October to 7 April – closed except public holidays
8 April to 30 April – 9am to 8pm Saturday and Sunday
1 May to 23 July – 9am to 9pm Saturday and Sunday
24 July to 31 August (school holidays) 9am to 9pm Monday to Sunday
1 September to 30 September – 9am to 7.30pm Saturday and Sunday
Toilets are also available on the ground floor of Springfield House during cafe opening hours:
- 10am to 4pm, October to March
- 10am to 6pm, April to September
Booking sports facilities
The tennis courts in Springfield Park are currently free to use on a first come first served basis. Be considerate if others are waiting to play. Opening hours: October-May Mon-Fri 10am-sunset, Sat-Sun 9am-sunset and June-September: Mon-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat-Sun 9am-8pm. For any additional information please contact the Hackney Tennis Office: 020 8800 0680.
Springfield Park user group
The user group meets monthly and works closely with park staff and council management to discuss current issues, problems and joint projects as well as running events and raising funds. You can contact them at email@example.com.
Springfield Park is licensed for plays, showing films, live music, recorded music and dance performances. Find out about holding events in parks at park events.
Barbecues are not allowed in Springfield Park.
Dogs are not allowed in the play area or sports facilities. If your dogs are behaving aggressively or causing damage, or are out of your control, council officers have the power to request that you put them on leads. Visit dogs in parks for more information.
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The conservation plan for Springfield Park explains the park’s significance and illustrates its rich history and natural heritage.
The plan will be updated to explain how the heritage and ecology significance will be sustained alongside the new uses, alterations, repairs and management regimes once the details of the restoration project have been finalised.
See chapter 1 – introduction (PDF 2mb)
See chapter 2 – history and context (PDF 510kb)
See chapter 3 – background and management (PDF 204kb)
See chapter 4 – surveys and investigations – part 1 (PDF 4mb)
See chapter 4 – surveys and investigations – part 2 (PDF 6mb)
See chapter 5 – statement of significance (PDF 1mb)
See chapter 6 – issues and vulnerabilities (PDF 1mb)
See chapter 7 – consultation (PDF 748kb)
See chapter 8 – policies (PDF 227kb)
See chapter 9 – outline management and maintenance plan (PDF 71kb)
See chapter 10 – heritage impact assessment (PDF 68kb)
See chapter 11 – gazetteers (PDF 3mb)
See appendices part 1 (PDF 9mb)
See appendices part 2 (PDF 10mb)
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